BMD-1

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BMD-1
BMD-1
Details
Tier / Class:
3 AFV
Nation:
Soviet Union
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
21,600
Cost:
10,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
300 (320)
DPM:
2,608 (2,782)
Penetration:
300 (380) mm
Hit Points:
1,550
Hull F/S/R:
15 / 10 / 10
Turret F/S/R:
23 / 23 / 13
Max Speed:
61.20 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.50 (2.10) s
Hull Traverse:
39.90 (42.60) deg/s
Camouflage:
35%
Vision:
410 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.17°
Max Cannon Depression:
-4.0 / -3.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25.00 deg/s

The BMD-1 is a tier 3 Armored Fighting Vehicle‏ originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the PT-85, and leads to the BMD-1P.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
  • Adjustable suspension: allows you to adjust ground clearance manually.
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Low, agile, and deadly, the BMD-1 is perfect for close range hit and run tactics, relying on its camouflage and low profile to sneak up behind targets, then fire a cannon double shot and missile into an unsuspecting enemy vehicle. Able to use low hills and rocks the way other larger vehicles cannot, the BMD-1 can easily maneuver around a flank to wreak havoc.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Low profile
  • Gun/missile combination offers a large amount of burst fire, compared to other vehicles.
  • Good mobility

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Zero effective armor
  • Poor gun depression
  • Low muzzle velocity on 73mm cannon

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the 5D20 Diesel Engine will improve mobility around the battlefield, to better complement the vehicle's low stature and high camo rating. Upgrading to the "Malyutka" ATGM will further increase firepower, allowing for rapid fire missile and cannon salvos.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, for improvements to camo rating, view range, and accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter

Armor[edit | edit source]

BMD-1 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 15/15/10 Military Aluminum 23/23/13 Military Aluminum 0/0/0 None 25.00deg/s
As a minimally protected troop transport, the BMD-1 offers little resistance against even the lightest of autocannon fire.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

73mm 2A28 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
73mm PG-15VS HEAT HEAT Stock 1 300 0m 300mm 600m/s 0.17° 3.20s 6.90s
73mm OG-15VM HE HE 1,755 1 300 0.50m 24mm 400m/s 0.18° 3.30s 6.90s
73mm PG-15VS1 HEAT HEAT 2,470 1 320 0m 380mm 650m/s 0.17° 3.20s 6.90s


Missile Name Type Reputation Salvo Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Caliber Reload Self-homing
"Malyutka" ATGM HEAT 3,540 1 550 0m 400mm 115m/s 4.62rd/min 125mm 13.00s No


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
BTM 5D20-240 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 61.20km/h 3.50s 39.90deg/s


BTM 5D20-300 Diesel Engine 390 16,465 61.20km/h 2.10s 42.60deg/s



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

BMD-1 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
3D6M Smoke Grenades 935 39,510 Provides a total of eight smoke deployments with a two-round magazine. Individual charges are on a six second cooldown, with an eighty second cooldown for the magazine.


Improved Gunner Sight 1,710 72,025 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


History[edit | edit source]

This Soviet-designed infantry fighting vehicle was created for Soviet Army airborne divisions as a lightweight alternative to the BMP-2. Manufactured between 1968 and 1987, the BMD-1 entered service in 1969 and is still in active use, having seen combat in Eastern and Southern Africa, Western Asia, and Eastern Europe.

See also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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